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Tsunami Statistics


Major Tsnumani's since 1945

The following is a list of confirmed tsunamis with a maximum water height of 10 meters or more since 1945, up to 27 Feb 2010. Source: NGDC Tsunami Database. This page is being set-up ... expect a nicer format and more information in due course.
Water
Height
[m]
Date
yyyy/mm/dd
Trigger
(1)
Location
of trigger
525.00 1958/07/10 Landslide USA-SE. ALASKA, AK, Latuya Bay
159.00 1960/03/23 6.7 JAPAN-SANRIKU
67.10 1964/03/28 9.2 USA-PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, AK
54.00 1993/07/12 7.7 JAPAN-SEA OF JAPAN
50.90 2004/12/26 9.0 INDONESIA-OFF W. COAST OF SUMATRA (Boxing Day Tsunami)
50.00 2000/11/21 Landslide GREENLAND-PAATUUT (WEST GREENLAND)
35.05 1946/04/01 8.1 USA-UNIMAK ISLAND, AK
30.00 1996/01/02 Vol RUSSIA-KARYMSKOYE, KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
30.00 1956/07/09 7.8 GREECE-AMORGOS ISLAND, AEGEAN ISLANDS
26.20 1992/12/12 7.8 INDONESIA-FLORES SEA
25.00 1960/05/22 9.5 Vol CHILE-CENTRAL CHILE
22.80 1957/03/09 8.6 USA-ANDREANOF ISLANDS, AK
18.00 1952/11/04 9.0 RUSSIA-KAMCHATKA
16.30 2009/09/29 8.0 SAMOA-SAMOA ISLANDS
15.24 1945/11/27 8.3 PAKISTAN-MAKRAN COAST
15.03 1998/07/17 7.0 PAPUA NEW GUINEA-PAPUA NEW GUINEA
15.00 1977/08/19 8.0 INDONESIA-SUNDA ISLANDS
15.00 1969/11/22 7.7 RUSSIA-KAMCHATKA
15.00 1963/10/20 7.4 RUSSIA-S. KURIL ISLANDS
15.00 1953/09/14 6.8 FIJI-FIJI ISLANDS
14.93 1983/05/26 7.8 JAPAN-NOSHIRO, JAPAN
14.30 1975/11/29 7.1 Vol USA-HAWAII
13.90 1994/06/02 7.8 INDONESIA-JAVA, INDONESIA
11.20 2010/02/27 8.8 CHILE-OFF SOUTHERN COAST
11.00 1995/10/09 8.0 MEXICO-MEXICO
10.70 1965/02/04 8.7 USA-RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, AK
10.40 1994/10/04 8.3 RUSSIA-S. KURIL ISLANDS
10.00 1947/03/25 7.1 NEW ZEALAND-OFF COAST OF NORTH ISLAND
10.00 1968/08/14 7.8 INDONESIA-BANDA SEA
10.00 1971/07/26 7.9 PAPUA NEW GUINEA-BISMARCK SEA
10.00 1979/10/16 (2) FRANCE-FRENCH RIVIERA (LIGURIAN SEA)
10.00 2006/07/17 7.7 INDONESIA-JAVA
10.00 2007/04/01 8.1 SOLOMON ISLANDS-SOLOMON ISLANDS
(1) Magnitude of earthquake or "Vol" is triggered by volcano
(2) Trigger unknown, suspected undersea landslide